The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 4 January 2022 – The Lord Honoured A Wedding Invitation
TOPIC: The Lord Honoured A Wedding Invitation
READ: John 2:1 – 12
1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so,
9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
One thing that should gladden our hearts is that Jesus Christ, though God, was not too spiritual to participate in man’s everyday experience, whether it is a wedding feast which gives us pleasure, a funeral which gives us pain, a sport by which we are entertained, an occupation by which we earn a living, or a course of study in which we are involved, Jesus Christ is interested in everything and everyday experience. Bringing the Lord into every aspect of our lives is very crucial and commendable. Neglecting to invite Jesus into common or ordinary things of our lives has the same consequences as driving Him away from partaking in our everyday experiences (Matthew 8: 28-34).
Allow the Lord to be in absolute control of all situations in your life: “Whatever He tells you to do, do it” (versev5). He is the Lord. It is only when you invite Him to your situation and do His bidding that He turns that situation around for your blessing and for the glory of His name (Matthew 10:29-31; 1 Peter 5: 7)
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please help me to remember that every aspect of my life matters to You and that I must allow You have the final say. Amen.